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VX-23 'Salty Dogs' F/A-18F Super Hornet unveiled in special scheme

Sep 14, 2016
Possibly the first pictures online of this VX-23 Hornet, based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, featuring the State flag's colours as part of its...

Trump and the Size of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Fleet

Sep 08, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build a U.S. Air Force of 1,200 fighters. But the service already has more than 1,700...

Dingos Against Daesh

Sep 05, 2016
Germany has delivered more material to the Kurdish Peshmerga fighting the so-called Islamic State....

Luftwaffe A310 MRTTs Complete 1,000 Flying Hours Over Syria And Iraq

Aug 23, 2016
The Luftwaffe completed 1,000 flying hours Aug. 20 with Airbus A310 Multirole Tanker Transports (MRTTs) refueling coalition aircraft operating...

F-16s Go Dutch To Greet Olympians

Aug 23, 2016
A pair of Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s welcomed the orange Boeing 777 bringing the Dutch Olympic team back home Aug. 23....

Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles For Lithuania's Iron Wolves

Aug 22, 2016
Lithuania is acquiring 88 Boxer wheeled armored infantry fighting vehicles for its Iron Wolves Mechanized Infantry Brigade....

New Nukes For NATO

Aug 15, 2016
The modernization of U.S. nuclear weapons includes the stationing of new B61-12 gravity bombs in Germany....

UK F-35 testing at Patuxent River

Aug 09, 2016
The UK is one of nine partner nations in the Lockheed-Martin F-35 program, which is now really gathering pace. After years of development using 20...

B-52 Over The Baltic

Aug 02, 2016
B-52s flying directly from the United States, an extremely visible demonstration of the U.S. commitment to its allies, have been a prominent feature...

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum "Innovations in Flight" Day

Jun 18, 2016
The Udvar-Hazy center at Washington Dulles International Airport was the venue for the annual Smithsonian Innovations in Flight Day, this year...

Luftwaffe Steals Berlin Air Show

May 31, 2016
The acronym ILA stands for Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtaustellung (International Aerospace Show) but it has always been very much a German...

Canada's Snowbirds Team - Unique In Military Aviation

May 25, 2016
The day the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds team came to Washington...and landed at the city's international airport....

On The ATAC! Legacy Fighters At The Cutting Edge Of Warfare

May 18, 2016
Aviation Week recently visited one company who use fighters of a bygone age in the most modern of warfare scenarios....

Flying with the Army's Golden Knights

Apr 14, 2016
For almost 60 years the US Army's freefall parachutist display team has wowed the crowds across the USA and from time to time, abroad. On a...

U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon In New Radar Trials

Apr 11, 2016
For almost 40 years the US Navy has flown P-3 Orions out of Dallas-Love Field airport, operated by a little-known unit said to be called NASC-FS or...
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